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9 February 2023

Marken Successfully Delivers Lifesaving Apheresis Treatment From The USA to the UK Within 24 Hours

Marken was tasked with performing a next-day collection of temperature-sensitive tumor material from Philadelphia to Manchester, UK for an urgent patient treatment.

The delivery was complicated by a public holiday in the UK, which reduced support and resources. Marken’s London and Philadelphia teams worked closely with the client to secure a same-day flight and implement a customized plan for the transfer of the apheresis kit materials. The shipment arrived under the 24-hour turnaround time and was transported to the manufacturer in time to support the patient treatment.

A flexible mitigation strategy was essential to manage short turnaround during UK public holiday.

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Marken is a wholly owned subsidiary of UPS and is a critical part of UPS Healthcare. With Polar Speed and Marken included, the UPS Healthcare division staffs 128 locations with 5,500 employees worldwide.

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